A 21-year-old female asked:
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I turn 17 next month and have severe idiopathic juvenile osteoporosis. I have been taking idrophos and calcium after a femur fracture 2 years back. I have lost height due to vertebral compression. Can the height loss be reversed or corrected in any way?

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Problems: I am sorry to hear of your issues. At your age height loss might be correctable but you had best hurry to an orthopedic surgeon. If the surgeon has already told you that improvement on your back is unlikely, please get one more opinion. Keep me posted please.
Answered on Sep 14, 2015
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Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience in Pediatrics
Consider evaluation at one of our Shriners Pediatric Orthopedic Hospitals, they specialize in these kinds of disorders
Sep 13, 2015

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